Canucks and Beyond
Entries with the tag: stanley cup
Sometime tonight, a whole lot of people will be celebrating and a whole lot of others will be feeling pretty crappy. But what we can all agree on, I hope, is that it would be great to enjoy a fantastic hockey game before that final buzzer. A roller-coaster series like this one deserves to end with an epic game.
Whatever team you’re rooting for, enjoy the ride. (And… Go Canucks!)
P.S. I wrote a post before this series about all the reasons I’d celebrate winning a Stanley Cup. One of those reasons was in the memory of Luc Bourdon. So I’ll let Tom Cochrane end this post with his tribute to Bourdon nearly three years ago:
A new episode of The Crazy Canucks is up and episode #69 obviously features a lot of groin talk.
Although touted as the super groin spectacular due to Luongo’s injury being the top story in Vancouver news [recently] this episode is pretty much about a team united (and happy to boot). All of the co-hosts join together to talk lines, recent wins, upcoming road trips, and to try and figure out the meaning behind the end of game hoots and hollers for Sanford.
Here are some tidbits we mentioned during the show:
No Millionaires sweaters from 1915 are known to have survived. Cyclone’s mannequin is actually wearing an old Ottawa Senators sweater—the team the Millionaires beat to win the Stanley Cup.
This has bothered local hard-rock singer Thor for years. Thor is such a hard-core Millionaires fan, he copyrighted the name a few years ago and has been reproducing Millionaires merchandise.
Now he has produced a replica of the 1915 Millionaires sweater, which he will present to the BC Sports Hall of Fame May 1, so that the Cyclone can be shown in the proper duds.
When he says a replica, he means it. The sweater is made from wool, just like in the old days, and has the 1915 “V” logo, which Thor’s wife Kathryn painstakingly studied and reproduced from old photos.
Back in March, my friend Miss 604 provided some interesting biographical information about Fred “Cyclone” Taylor, whose display at the BC Sports Hall of Fame will feature the replica soon.
*photo cropped from an original by Ward Perrin at the Vancouver Sun